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Clark Public Library Closed for the Week

May 11, 2021

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Public Library is closed for the week of May 10 during the demolition of the former police headquarters according to officials.  Patrons are asked to hold on to books and materials until the library reopens.  No late fees will be charged on any items due this week.

Virtual programs will continue during the week of demolition. Additionally, curbside pick-up is ...

Start of a New Season for Clark Fit Hiking Club

 CLARK, NJ - Local resident Hetal Sanghvi led the Clark Fit Hiking Club into a new season on Sunday, May 2.  The club explores local hiking trails around New Jersey as a small group. 

For six weekends the club travels to selected trails generally within a 25–30-minute drive. The first hike of the year was a 3.9-mile trail at Allaire State Park in Monmouth ...

Union County to Hold Additional COVID-19 Emergency Food Distributions in May

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is holding additional emergency food distribution events for Union County residents in May to aid those affected by COVID-19.

These will include:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Immaculate Conception Church in Elizabeth
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Coordinated by the County of Union with support from Village Super Market and Gargiulo ...

Spring Programs at Clark Recreation Department Get Residents Moving this Spring

CLARK, NJ – There has been no shortage of outdoor fun and activities sponsored by the Clark Recreation Department this spring according to Director Ralph Bernardo.   His department has been in full swing this spring with an offering programming designed to get kids and adults outdoors.   Volleyball, pickleball, golf, skateboarding and hiking programs have been running ...

Brownie Troop 40483 Sowing Seeds of Thanks to Clark Recreation

CLARK, NJ – There is a small area of the landscape outside of the Clark Recreation Center that just got a little brighter.   Brownie Troop 40483 sprinkled seeds planted some flowers and left a special heart-shaped plaque in place after a recent visit.

According to Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo, the girls will be tending to the garden in the months to come.  He ...

Clark Officials Running Contest to Name Township Newsletter

CLARK, NJ - Clark officials announced a "Name Clark's Newsletter Contest" on Friday.  According to their post, the township is searching for a name for their soon-to-publish community newsletter.

According to their release, officials are  "looking for a name that is short, catchy, fun and reflects the town of Clark."  Community members are invited to ...

Clark Softball Field Named for Much Loved Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Girls Softball League has a newly named field.  The former instructional field is now known as the Ralph Bernardo Field after an opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 17 according to township officials.

League officials planned to hold the ceremony at the opening of the 2020 season, but the pandemic canceled  recreational leagues.   Despite the ...

The 30th Union Catholic Golf Classic Is Scheduled For May 3

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Union Catholic will host its 30th annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 3 at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.

The UC Golf Classic, which is being organized by the Union Catholic Development Department, features a shotgun start and best ball format. It's scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $325 per golfer/$1,300 per foursome, which includes ...

Slam Dunk Served Up to Local Basketball Players by Clark Township

CLARK, NJ – Drive by the basketball courts at the Clark Recreation Center any day of the week and it is buzzing with activity.  People of all ages from all places gather there.  There are young kids with parents, older kids with buddies and those just looking for a great pick-up game.  It is a neighborhood basketball lover’s dream. 

Several weeks ago, players ...

Clark Kids Visit the Easter Bunny and Hunt for Eggs at Annual Gathering

CLARK, NJ - In a year that has been anything but normal, the Clark Recreation Department managed to pull off a family-friendly outdoor event Saturday at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.   “It was a beautiful way to spend a spring afternoon," said Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo. "It was great to see the kids have so much fun especially after having to cancel this ...

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Mon, May 17, 7:30 PM

Clark

Township Council Public Meeting

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Thu, June 10, 4:00 PM

Union County Court House, Elizabeth

Union County to Hold Annual Portuguese Flag ...

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Mon, June 14, 7:00 AM

Metuchen Golf and Country Club, Metuchen

SAVE the DATE - Saint Joseph HS Annual Falcon ...

Lawsuit: Prisoner Was Denied Medicine, Beaten by Staff at Union County Jail

May 13, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — A man incarcerated at the Union County Jail is suing the county with claims that the staff there denied him medication for a severely painful condition and then beat him mercilessly.

While in court papers the county denies the allegations, Michael David Ivancich claims in the federal lawsuit he was forced to go without necessary prescription ...

Union County Expanding Regional Dispatch Center

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will expand its Emergency Services Regional Dispatch Center in Westfield, allowing more towns the option to use its services for fire, EMS, mutual aid and first responders. 

At Thursday’s virtual Board of County Commissioners meeting, commissioners awarded a $3.28 million contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical Inc., of Elizabeth, for ...

Advocates Call on Justice Department to Investigate Union County Jail Closure

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Union County enters into a five-year agreement to send the inmates from the county jail in Elizabeth to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, Elizabeth-based activist Salaam Ismial says the fight to challenge the move is not over.

His organization, the National United Youth Council Inc., submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and Civil ...

Union Catholic Graduate Fabiana Pierre-Louis, N.J. Supreme Court Justice, Spoke at Her Alma Mater

May 14, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The students in Kim Donnelly’s Law classes at Union Catholic were treated to a very special guest on Monday when Union Catholic graduate Fabiana Pierre-Louis, sworn in as the first black female justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court last summer, spoke to them via Zoom.

Justice Pierre-Louis, a 1998 graduate of UC, shared her remarkable journey and experiences ...

Community Conversations: AFib, Heart Health and Stroke Prevention

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See all of Atlantic Health System's Community Conversations ...

Protesters Unable to Save Suspended Stafford School Nurse’s Job

May 12, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ - Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a member ...

Police Investigating Report of Attempted Sexual Assault on Glenside Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania.

The driver, described as a white male with a beard, reportedly exited Rt. 78, stopping on Glenside Avenue. The victim was able to escape from the vehicle ...

Somerset Patriots Owner Steve Kalafer, 71, Dies; Philanthropist, Businessman, Friend to All

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Steve Kalafer, who as a young man parlayed a one-car showroom into one of New Jersey’s largest automobile groups; was the founder and owner of the Somerset Patriots baseball team, a prolific filmmaker, real estate developer, community activist and philanthropist, has died from cancer at the age of 71.

A devout family man, he is survived by his wife, Suzanne; two sons ...

Reflecting on my First Four Months in Office

May 5, 2021

I am just as excited today as I was in late November when I learned my election to the Garwood Borough Council was certified by the Board of Elections.  I bring this excitement to every meeting and assignment!

This year I am serving as Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee, which to the outside observer may seem like an easy job.  I quickly learned this was not the ...

Sayreville's Brandon Bielak, Saint Joseph HS Grad, Pitches Against the Yankees

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Brandon Bielak, a Sayreville native who played his high school baseball at St. Joseph High School (Metuchen), took the mound for the Houston Astros against the Yankees Tuesday evening in a hostile Yankee Stadium, where fans released their anger over Houston's sign-stealing scandal became public following the 2019 ALCS.

Bielak had the thrill of ...